Honey Roasted Holiday Nuts

Honey Roasted Holiday Nuts

These simple, sweet, and salty honey-roasted nuts are a new tradition this year.

Born of a desire to have something special to snack on whilst we languish in the living room (read: fold laundry and panic about our kitchen demolition), they surprised us with their simplicity and tastiness.

Delicious any time of year, honey-roasted nuts come to a special pinnacle at the holidays.

Easy to make with basic ingredients, this recipe is sure to delight family, guests, and hostesses alike.

Honey-Roasted Holiday Nuts

December 12, 2017
: 2 lbs
: 10 min
: 30 min
: 40 min
: Easy

Sweet, salty, and spiced roasted nuts to enjoy as snacks or share as gifts for the holidays. Featuring vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg spices.


  • 2 lbs whole shelled nuts (like almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, or a combination thereof--we used almonds and walnuts)
  • 4T organic butter
  • 2T organic raw honey
  • 4 vanilla beans
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2-3 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 T organic Turbinado sugar
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two cookie sheets or large roasting pans with foil.
  • Step 2 If using larger nuts (like Brazil nuts), cut in half to create more uniform size between all nuts.
  • Step 3 In a small, thick-bottomed saucepan, melt butter until melted and clear but not bubbling. Remove from heat and add honey stirring well to combine.
  • Step 4 Split and scrape center of vanilla beans. Add scraped vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the butter and honey mixture. Whisk briskly to combine.
  • Step 5 Pour honey, butter, and spice mixture into a large bowl. Add nuts and toss to mix well.
  • Step 6 Divide between sheets/pans. Bake for 20-30 minutes stirring/tossing at 10-minute intervals to ensure even roasting.
  • Step 7 Remove when nuts begin to brown, but before they all turn dark.
  • Step 8 Sprinkle EACH sheet/pan with 1tsp Kosher salt and 1T Turbinado sugar. Stir/toss to combine.
  • Step 9 Continue to cool in pan until hardened and completely cool. Break apart large chunks apart to separate clusters into bite-sized pieces.
  • Step 10 Store in airtight jars.

May your holiday have sugar, spice, and everything nice!

Bless and blessed be!

2 thoughts on “Honey Roasted Holiday Nuts”

    • Thanks, Samantha! There is a button that makes it possible to print the recipe if you want to be able to have a copy at hand. 🙂

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